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    Will resetting my Incredible 2 remove a virus?

    I think I have a virus on my Incredible 2. Don't ask how I got it, as it's pretty embarrassing. But ever since I downloaded a certain video, my phone is lagging and acting slow and weird. If I reset to factory setting, will any possible virus on my phone be completely erased? Thanks!
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    Idk if they work, but there're many anything virus in the market. Give it a shot and good luck

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    Before you do a factory reset I would recommend going to Settings > Applications > Running and see what is running.

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    I should have mentioned that I did download AVG Antivirus from the App Market, and it found nothing. Here's what's running in my Applications:SettingsFacebookMailAVG AntivirusPWVmdrmProxyCalendarCalendarGoogle Servicescom.smithmicro.DMHTC DMSound setSync ServiceMailPVWmdrmServiceMobile IMTouch InputI don't know what half of these applications are. Does anything look out of the ordinary? Thanks!
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    That looks normal to me. Do you have avg constantly scanning for incoming files? If so that may be causing the slowdown.

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    I only installed AVG after the phone started being slow and wonky. I'm going to uninstall it and see if the speed picks back up. But any idea to my original question - if in fact I do have a virus, will a factory reset get rid of it?
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    Ok. Yes a factory reset should get rid of it.

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    Android isn't like windows, you can't get viruses from videos. The only way to get a virus is to download an app that contains malicious code. Are you using some sort of video downloading app? Also, what rom are you on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devator22 View Post
    Android isn't like windows, you can't get viruses from videos. The only way to get a virus is to download an app that contains malicious code. Are you using some sort of video downloading app? Also, what rom are you on?

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    Exactly what I was thinking. But he only asked for his question to be answered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klabit87 View Post
    Exactly what I was thinking. But he only asked for his question to be answered.

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    True, and you answered correctly. However, if the problem is not a virus, than the proposed solution would only temporarily solve the problem. I am trying to get to the real problem so that it won't happen again in a few weeks.

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